VERMONT MATHEMATICS INITIATIVE
VERMONT MATHEMATICS PARTNERSHIP (VMP)
RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
Research and Evaluation is a catalyst for the growth, development and evaluation of VI, its programs, and its partners. Our collaboration efforts helped in the creation of VI itself as well as several of its centers and programs, such as the Online Learning project.
VI provides a continuum of technology-related services. These include consultation and professional development in instructional integration, technology planning and implementation, program assessment, digital equity, and distance learning.
VI Equity initiatives promote learning opportunities and equitable outcomes for all students. Our consultation, professional development, resource sharing, data analysis and networking help create school climates necessary for academic and social achievement.
The ILN is a state of the art video conferencing network that connects Vermont's high schools for course sharing, professional development, curriculum resources, technical assistance, professional meetings and special events.
VI Leadership Initiatives focus on personal and professional support of school leaders. We provide professional development, planning and facilitation of administrative retreats and analysis of systemic structures and conditions, often in partnership with other statewide leadership organizations.
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND
This project, a highly-focused, content-based mentoring program for selected schools in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, is designed to enhance teacher leadership and the effective mentoring and induction of new teachers in the areas of science and mathematics.
VI offers asynchronous online learning and working spaces to groups, schools and networks of educators to facilitate continuous learning, planning and collaborative work. We help increase your outreach and effectiveness with learners of all ages.
To improve science literacy for all students, VI's science programs provide Vermont's kindergarten through grade 12 teachers with exemplary professional development for inquiry-based science, along with standards-based science materials, instruction and assessment.
VERMONT STRATEGIC READING
The VSRI offers workshops and presentations designed to help upper-elementary, middle- and high-school teachers integrate reading comprehension instruction into all grade levels and all subject areas. Using the “Nine Strategies for Reading Comprehension” developed by VSRI as a conceptual framework, presenters combine the latest in adolescent literacy and reading comprehension research with expertise gained from working extensively with teachers and administrators in dozens of New England schools over the past five years.
The Vermont Science Initiative is a professional education degree program for licensed teachers of grades K-8. The program is designed to build a cohort of skilled teachers of science who will serve as teacher-leaders in delivering professional development to colleagues within their schools and districts.
WRITE FOR VERMONT
In our knowledge-driven society, writing is the key to thinking in all academic areas. The goal of Write for Vermont is to significantly improve the writing performance and academic achievement of every Vermont student in all content areas.
Developing student assessments for Vermont Standards and new national standards, VI also provides technical assistance in developing classroom assessments, in interpreting and using assessment results, and in using results to promote systemic change.
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